Just a lovely oyster mushroom in Quabbin. It was misting yesterday morning and I thought it was worth getting out and seeing whatever I could see. Well, it rained fairly hard for a short time and things got pretty wet, … Continue reading
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Tagged fungus, late fall oyster mushroom, Massachusetts, mushroom, New England, New Salem, Oyster Mushroom, Panellus serotinus, Quabbin, western massachusetts
Oyster Mushroom, that is. A couple from the archives. Oddly, I’ve shot oyster mushrooms-Pleurotus ostreatus many times but haven’t shared them on the blog.
A forest floor intimate from Acadia N.P.
Posted in Autumn Color, Fall Foliage, Fungi, Intimate Landscape, Landscape, Mushrooms, National Parks, Nature Photography
Tagged Acadia National Park, Autumn Color, Fall Foliage, forest floor, fungus, intimate landscape, landscape, Maine, mushroom, New England, red leaves
Last September I came a cross a log that had several of these beautiful Chicken of the Woods mushrooms (Laetiporus sulphureus). Although I don’t forage this was tempting as they are known to be delicious. I left it where I … Continue reading
Partridge berries make nice ground cover and, of course, keep partridges fat and happy. One of these days I’ll get a shot of the berries but for now this pair of flowers (they are always in pairs) will do. This … Continue reading
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Tagged Amanita, flora, fungus, intimate landscape, Massachusetts, Mitchella repens, mushroom, native flowers, native plant, native wildflower, New England, North Quabbin, Petersham, Quabbin, Quabbin wildflowers, western massachusetts, Wildflowers, Women's Federated Clubs State Forest
Amidst all the green, burnt orange beckoned at the roadside.
I don’t forage, so these had nothing to fear from me and I wasn’t going to deprive all those spores of their destinies. But there are a few mushrooms that are unmistakable even to a layperson like me. This is … Continue reading
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Tagged Amherst, chicken of the woods, fungus, Gem-studded Puffball, Laccaria ochropurpurea, Laetiporus sulphureus, Lycoperdon perlatum, Massachusetts, mushroom, New England, North Quabbin, Petersham, Purple-gilled Laccaria, Quabbin, western massachusetts
This past Sunday I visited Bear’s Den to see how the waterfall was doing. It was doing very well. Lots and lots of water. (I posted a tannin colored cascade from here the other day) And there was also an … Continue reading
Posted in Fungi, Landscape, Nature Photography, Waterfalls, Western Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts Waterfalls and Cascades
Tagged Amanita muscaria, Bear's Den Waterfall, fungus, landscape, Massachusetts, mushroom, New England, New England Waterfalls, New Salem, The Trustees of Reservations, water, waterfall, western massachusetts
After two shots of froggie yesterday, he hopped under a log. When I hopped over the log to see if I could see him I saw this instead. Phlebia incarnata. There were several groups of these along the log but … Continue reading
Posted in Closeup Photography, Fungi, Mushrooms, Nature Photography, Patterns in Nature, Western Massachusetts
Tagged Coral-pink Merulius, Massachusetts, mushroom, New England, Phlebia incarnata, western massachusetts
The Blusher (Amanita rubescens) is variable in appearance. Supposedly edible if properly prepared (like a pufferfish), but as I suggest in the title, I wouldn’t take a chance on any Amanita.
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Tagged Amanita, Amanita rubescens, Amherst, fingi, fungus, Massachusetts, mushroom, New England, The Blusher mushroom, western massachusetts